Imo APC Governorship candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma who was said to have been arrested over $12 million failed contract, has debunked the report which he said was sponsored by Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
Speaking to newsmen, Senator Hope Uzodinma who accused Rochas Okorocha of sponsoring campaign of calumny against him as a result of his gubernatorial ambition, added that the story was planted out of their dare-devil desperation to damage his image before the Imo electorate who are poised to vote for him in 2019.
The Director of Media and Special Duties of Senator Hope Uzodinma Campaign organization, Declan Emelumba, further disclosed that Okorocha has refused to come to grips with the reality that his son-in-law will not succeed him as governor, hence, he was going all out to damage the All Progressives Congress and its Imo state gubernatorial candidate.
The statement read in part;
“If there was any arrest is it not the press department of the panel that will issue such a statement to the entire media and not just to punchng.com?”
“Their latest plot is this Calabar dredging contract.
“However they should know that the company handling the Calabar dredging contract is Calabar Channels Management Company in which Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has 60% equity shares.”
“So if there is anybody to be arrested for anything then it is the Managing Director of NPA and not a minority partner, Niger Global, in which Sen. Uzodimma is a shareholder.”